Back in the Saddle Again: Travis d’Arnaud Batting Fifth Tonight

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He’s Baaa-aaack…

Travis d’Arnaud is back in the Mets lineup and batting fifth tonight against the Washington Nationals.

Can I get a… Hell Yeah!

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Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is now in New York and with the team. He will be activated from the disabled list before Friday’s game with the Washington Nationals.

To make room for d’Arnaud the Mets optioned Anthony Recker back to Triple-A Las Vegas after this afternoon’s loss to the Padres.

That leaves Kevin Plawecki as the backup catcher. But he should get plenty of starts at least until TDA is 100 percent ready for a full grind.

D’Arnaud successfully caught the entire game on Wednesday for a second straight day with Double-A Binghamton and proclaims himself ready to go. His addition should provide some boost to the lineup.

July 27

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who is trying to recover from a left sprained elbow, is getting ever so closer to rejoining the team.

On Sunday, d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a run scored as the DH for Double-A Binghamton in an 8-0 win. He also caught five innings on Saturday with the B-Mets after the team shifted his rehab assignment from St. Lucie to Binghamton.

If all goes well, d’Arnaud should be activated from the DL later this week. However, he would likely need to catch a full minor league game before getting back to the majors.

D’Arnaud, 26, was batting .296 with a .873 OPS in 77 plate appearances this season before he was injured.

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